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How to Create Your Podcast Website with BlastPod

May 2, 2016 Nathan Fraser

Tutorial Videos to Help You Set Up Your BlastPod Website

Now that you've got your own BlastPod website and hosting, you're gonna want to make it look pretty. Have no fear. We make that easy.

Just follow the simple instructions in the videos below, and you'll have an amazing website up for your podcast in no time.

We make managing your podcast website quick and easy, so you can focus on what really matters; creating your podcast.

How To Choose Your BlastPod Subdomain Name
How To Set Your BlastPod Website Title
How To Set Up Your Domain Name
How To Change Your BlastPod Template and Color Scheme

How To Create Content Categories
How To Create A Blog Or Podcast Post
How To Create Static Pages

How To Set Up Header Widgets
How To Set Up Home Page Widgets
How To Set Up Your Multi-Widget Area

Web Site Manager

How To Choose Your BlastPod Subdomain Name


How To Set Your BlastPod Website Title


How To Set Up Your Domain Name


How To Change Your BlastPod Template and Color Scheme


Creating Posts and Pages

How To Create Content Categories


How To Create A Blog Or Podcast Post


How To Create Static Pages


Widget Set Up

How To Set Up Header Widgets


How To Set Up Home Page Widgets


How To Set Up Your Multi-Widget Area


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How To Configure Your Website Layout

April 10, 2016 Nathan Fraser

Every BlastPod account comes with two free templates, and 10 free color schemes. This allows you to customize the look and feel of your podcast website. By default, your website will be set to the Clear Blue color scheme, and the Classic template. Customizing your podcast website is quick and easy, and only takes a couple of seconds.

Let’s go back to the Site Configuration page, and click on the Site Template field, just right of the site preview image. If you have purchased other templates, they will appear in the drop-down menu. If not, you will be able to choose between “Classic”, and “New Style”.

Classic is built to resemble a classic blog layout, with the most recent posts listed down the middle column. This option gives your site a more traditional media website feel, and is best for informational style podcasts.

New Style is built to look a little more edgy. The post preview images appear larger and at the top of the front page, rather than listed down the center. This layout is better suited for entertainment themed podcasts.

After you have posted a couple of episodes, you may want to play around with this option and see what you prefer for your website. Additional templates will also be available for purchase in the BlastPod Store.

Next, you’ll want to pick your color scheme. You get access to 10 free color schemes, with more available in the BlastPod Store. Color schemes allow you to change the button colors, page title colors, and widget title colors. If you have a logo or brand color, pick the color scheme that best matches it. If not, choose a color scheme that feels like the best match for your podcast. Your podcast player, search bar, and mobile hamburger menu will also change colors, based upon what color scheme you pick.

Now that you’ve chosen your layout and color scheme, you’re almost done. It’s time to add some custom header art, and really make it a site of your own.

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How to Activate Disqus Commenting

April 10, 2016 Nathan Fraser

Comments Are Huge.

We know you need to have a comments section for your podcast. Comments let you connect with your audience. They make your podcast a conversation, as opposed to a lecture. They allow feedback. And they let your listener know that you care about what they have to say. This makes them more likely to care about what you have to say.

That's why we chose to integrate Disqus comments system into your BlastPod experience. Disqus is the most popular comment application out there, and using it with BlastPod is super easy. Don't worry. You don't have to allow comments on your podcast post. But if you choose to, we've lined up with the best comment system out there, and made it easy for you.

If you want to enable Disqus comments for your BlastPod website, follow the simple steps, below.

  1. Log in to your BlastPod account, and choose Disqus Comments Widget Setup from the Widgets And Extras button in the toolbar.
  2. Click on the Disqus Account link, to retrieve your Disqus "shortname". If you do not yet have a Disqus account, set one up. They are free, easy to use, and allow you to comment on all of the top blogs and podcasts.
  3. Log in or create your account, and select the Admin option from the Settings tab.
  4. Click on Installing Disqus.
  5. Now, you need to find your "shortname". The easiest way to find it is in the Tumbler setup. So, hover over the Tumbler icon, and click on it.
  6. Almost done. On this page, you'll find your "shortname" for your Disqus account. It should be in the second line. See the pic below if you have trouble finding it.
  7. Copy and paste your shortname from your Disqus account into the "shortname" field, back one the Disqus Comments Widget Setup page of your BlastPod account. To activate comments, insure that the switch is in the "on" position, and click "save changes" at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Done!!! Your listeners can now leave comments on your podcast posts, and you can now take your listener engagement to the next level.

We know that this will help you in your podcasting journey and we're excited to see how it will help your audience grow.